3.24.2015

Soulful Eyes

 Do you ever meet someone and instantly know you are going to be friends? I didn't know instantly, but for sure by the end of the first 5 mile run we went on where she talked my love language of macros and fitness and I was dying to keep up with her pace, and then she told me that she ran on rest days. I knew she was my spirit animal. 


She has a heart of gold and a banging bod, she also really knows her way around a kitchen, which is why I almost squealed with delight when she brought me protein pancakes for my post workout meal today, not only cooked but sent me the macros for it. She even put a bow on the silverware, how freaking cute is that?! Anyways, I have a little girl crush and thought I'd share, thank you so much Elizabeth


Also if you live in Dallas you need to try her cake pops, 3.8f / 10c / .9p those are some low macros which means you can have two :) 

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My Mom made me the best present yesterday, a FlipGram of me when I was little put to Tim McGraw music. It brought back so many good memories, then I saw this, me at 15. This was when I really started to gain weight, depression or teenage angst I don't really know caused me to eat my feelings. I got really emotional seeing this picture, being heavy as a teenager is so hard, it affected my life in so many ways. There were things I refused to do with friends, activities I wouldn't participate in, and I always felt so damn uncomfortable in my own skin. I remember staring into the mirror one night so disgusted with myself, but I just wished the weight away and never put any action to it.

One year after Madison and one year after Aiden
Having a daughter changed me forever, it was time to put action to my wishes not only for me, but for her. She'll never remember me heavier except from pictures. I'm sure my life might seem full and crazy to many of you, but this little sweaty person inside of me has been let out and can not be stopped. She thrives on pushing herself and sharing her excitement for the progress and goals she wants to meet. I do what works for me, no you don't have to weigh your food or get up 6 days a week for a 90 minute workout, but those are the things I love. I got tired of being uncomfortable in my skin, I want a body I work hard for, so that's exactly what I do every single day. 

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You know you have the best photographer when you can message her the day after you take pictures and beg for two shots because you bought a canvas deal online that expires tomorrow :)


I mean, this HAS to go up on the wall, that baby smile and diva hip pose are killing me!! My PinkSlate Boutique dress is freaking perfect, love love love love.

I can't decide which one of these I love best for the other canvas, what would you choose?








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45 comments :

  1. So beautiful! All of the pictures are amazing! I think TS's 3rd picture would be so great on canvas!

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  2. I think I like the first pic of Madison the best- that smile look so natural!

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  3. Great pictures! I think the 1st one of TS is the cutest.

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  4. I'd go with the last picture. Her eyes are more open and her hands aren't covering her face like in the first one beautiful pics!

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  5. I love that last picture of TS. Its just so beautiful (as they all are) but that one is a special sort of amazing.

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  6. The first one for sure! It's more her...natural pose and smile :-)

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  7. I love the 2nd and third pictures, but I think I prefer the third just because she doesn't look QUITE as grown up. They are all beautiful pictures though! Love them!!

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  8. First and last but all are beautiful!

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  9. Where did you get that adorable black and white outfit?

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    1. http://www.rachelandgroms.com/

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    3. His is adorable too, but I meant the one you are wearing in your after pic. haha

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    4. Yes, the pic of you Meg which says 1 year after Aiden. I love the contrasting stripes and dots - I would never think to put those two pieces together - just too cute on you girl!! You are beautiful as always!!

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    5. Oops! So sorry! It's from http://fashforwardboutique.com/

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  10. The last one is my favorite!

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  11. Your photographer is the BEST!!! I like the third one best of your cute little diva. Now I need to get my act together and schedule in meal prep so I can get a body that I worked hard for just like you! I LOVE your blog, please NEVER change it! You have inspired me so much!

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  12. Great family photo! I would pick the third one of Madison - super cute.

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  13. I love the first picture of Madison! It's like the smile before the giggle kinda smile :) They're all great though. Hard to choose!

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  14. Great post! You really know how to express yourself well. I would pick the last pic of Madison. It shows a genuine smile and her eyes are very soulful as well, also it's a very flattering pic!

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  15. The third picture of Madison! What great family pictures!

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  16. OMG madison looks so freaking adorable. She is precious :)

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  17. #3 is my fav. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the family picture!

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  18. #1. it just looks so natural! like she was caught smiling and didn't pose for it! the colors are amazing in that one too!

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  20. Love #3 and your family photo. YOU are my girl crush so, so you just know that mama. :P

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  21. I love #2 of TS! I think the solid background colour makes her stand out more in that one - it is a tough choice because she's beautiful in all 3!
    You inspire me everyday!

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    1. Yes, Madison is beautiful in all 3, however - I choose #2 also! All of your pics are great, you and your family did wonderful! The bright colors and beautiful background were all great choices for such a lovely family!!

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  22. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family. I hear ya on the never felt comfortable in my own skin comment. I have lost 100 pounds and still don't feel comfortable. But I am working on it, even when I jog at the Y my bottom is bouncing! HA

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  23. Oh my gosh, how will you choose? I can't choose, and she's not my child! I love #1, but #3 is adorable as well. Those freckles on her nose, adorable!

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  24. I think #2 is the most natural and precious. Your family is adorable and you are inspiring :)

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  25. Beautiful family!! I love all of them but the 3rd really shows her eyes.

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  26. I had taken a bit of a hiatus from blogging and reading blogs, so it's been several months since I've read your blog, and my goodness!! You look SO phenomenal!

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  27. #1....she looks so natural and happy....like she is seriously having fun and living in the moment. great photos!

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  28. #1 is the most natural happiness and #3 is the soulful look you mention. Both are beautiful! I have HUGE black and white close ups of my kids in my living room and they are the BEST artwork I could have chosen :)

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  29. Such pretty family you have Meg! I can't imagine what you went through as a teenager, but you overcame!


    Happy Medley Blog

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  30. She is so adorable, that is going to be a tough choice. We have family pictures on Sunday, I hope they turn out great! Thanks for sharing your ongoing journey with us; it truly is inspiring!

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  31. Absolutely beautiful photos - Madison looks so grown up! I love that quote about her eyes :)

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